Sadly the gap between preschool and kindergarten widens each year. As a teacher passionate about letting children be little while we can I also live in the real world. How do you get children ready for the big change that is about to happen ? I asked one of my mentors ” Am I doing my littles a disservice by not doing all those things they will see in kindergarten ? Should I be expecting them to color worksheets instead of create art ? Should we be sitting in circle time for extended periods so we get used to sitting longer ? Should we be lining up more and playing less ? ” Sigh…. My mentor suggested this time of year to start to play ” kindergarten games.” Today we read a book about kindergarten and through out the week we will be playing more ” kindergarten games. ”
We do all the right things to get ready for kindergarten.